Special Educational Needs

and Disability

Please note that Miss Williams is now on Maternity Leave; in her absence please contact Mr Mead: lmead@fairfield.excalibur.org.uk


The School of Individual Development includes provision for students with SEND.


The SEND Department has extensive experience and expertise in supporting children who may face barriers to their learning through difficulties in:


- Cognition and Learning

- Communication and Interaction

- Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs

- Sensory and/or Physical Needs



The faculty consists of a number of Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) who provide support in class, and to small groups or individuals outside the classroom.


The faculty is overseen by a Special Educational Needs

Co-ordinator (SENCO). Our SENCO is Ms Jasmine Williams.


A Resource Base for students with Sensory Impairments is also based at FHS. This base has skilled and dedicated LSAs and regular access to Teacher of the Deaf and Qualified Teachers of the Visually Impaired.


The SEND Department has excellent links with external agencies to support students at FHS. We liaise closely with local services providing Educational Psychology, Sensory Support, Communication and Social Interaction support, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language teams and Health professionals.


We are made aware of students’ needs through close links with Primary schools on students’ transition to FHS and through the strong links we build with families and carers. The School of Individual Development also operates a referral process, which allows FHS staff, students or parents and carers to refer students for further support.


For more information please contact the acting Director of our SEND Faculty, Mr Mead: lmead@fairfield.excalibur.org.uk


Bristol’s Local Offer website contains information about SEND provision across the city. It has information for parents and families about a wide range of services that can provide valuable information and support on a range of subjects, from short breaks to accessing additional funding. It also lists a range of agencies and services which may be able to provide parents with additional advice and support.


Advice and supports for parents and carers SEN Information 2019/2020 . PDF